Diagnostic Sleep Center
Good sleep is important for good health. However, according to the National
Sleep Foundation, 65 percent of Americans report that they do not get
enough sleep (most adults need six to eight hours).
EVALUATING YOUR SLEEP
Bozeman Health Diagnostic Sleep Center is a facility that specializes in
the evaluation of all disorders of wakefulness and sleep. We utilize the
most up-to-date equipment to test for sleep disorders and conduct overnight
sleep studies (polysomnographies) and Multiple Sleep Latency Tests to
provide physicians with the needed information to make a correct diagnosis
of the sleep problem. Our staff is highly trained, sensitive to patients
whose lives are often disrupted by their sleep problems, and dedicated
to providing the best solutions available that are customized to the needs
of the individual.
Our medical staff is board certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
- Home and in-center testing
- Evaluation of patients as young as 36 months
- Sleep disorder telehealth appointments
- Sleep psychology
Sleep disorders and lack of sleep are not just annoyances; they are serious
problems. Those with sleep problems may think or move more slowly, make
more mistakes or have memory difficulties. These negative effects can
lead to poor job productivity and can be a contributing factor in motor
vehicle accidents, weight gain, heart problems, colds and flu.
Lack of sleep can also strain emotions, family and job relationships and
social encounters, and lead to greater health problems if left untreated.
At Bozeman Health Diagnostic Sleep Center, we diagnose and treat sleep
disorders so that each patient can enjoy better health and return to the
activities that are most important to them.
Common Sleep Disorders
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the upper air passage becomes
blocked during sleep and allows less air to reach the lungs. This can
be caused by relaxation of neck muscles, the tongue moving back in the
mouth or large tonsils. Common symptoms include snoring, sleepiness during
the day, dry mouth in the morning, and sometimes, pauses in breathing
witnessed by a bed partner. After diagnosis by an overnight sleep study,
a variety of treatments are available, including Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure (CPAP), surgery or dental devices. Left untreated, OSA can increase
the risk of heart disease, stroke, and fatal car accidents.
PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT SYNDROME
Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome (PLMS) is the rhythmic jerking of legs
or occasionally arms at night that can disrupt sleep. Often this is associated
with the feeling of restless legs before going to sleep. Some patients
describe an electric sensation in legs, a persistent need to move the
legs to be comfortable or sometimes violent kicks. Many successful treatments
are available for this disorder and typically a sleep study is not needed.
Narcolepsy is the inability to stay awake at appropriate times and usually
begins during the teenage years. Unusual events like sleep paralysis are
associated with this disorder. Sleep studies are used to diagnose this
disorder and treatment is available.
Insomnia, or the inability to sleep or stay asleep, can be very distressful,
especially when it persists over a long period of time. Behavioral therapies,
and occasionally medication, are often successful in treating insomnia.
More importantly, a detailed evaluation of the cause of the problem is
helpful to prevent further problems with sleeplessness.
Do you think you may have a sleep disorder? Take our
Sleep Quiz to find out.
Bozeman Health Diagnostic Sleep Center
905 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Sleep Center Number - 406-414-5058
Provider Appointments - 406-414-4260
Sleep Center Patient Instructions
Sleep Center Patient Questionnaire
here to learn more on sleep for teens.